No Real bid for coveted Ribery

07 July 2009 03:30
Bayern Munich have denied receiving a bid from Real Madrid for Manchester United and Chelsea target Franck Ribery. Instead the German club claim that only one offer has been tabled for the France star, who they intend to keep hold of this summer despite strong interest from some of Europe's leading sides. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge refused to confirm whether United or Chelsea were the club to have made an official approach for the 26-year-old winger. But Rummenigge has again warned any potential suitor off making a move for the Bundesliga outfit's prize asset. "Up till now one club has made an offer to FC Bayern and that club is not called Real Madrid. We kindly rejected the offer," he told Bild. "We are not gambling, not aiming to force up the price. We want to keep hold of the player. "Real have invited us to talks several times. We haven't opened this door once even slightly. "If that does not please him or his agent, I can't change that. The Bayern shirt is dearer to us."

Source: ESA